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Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, Freeport

Updated: Feb 17

This park offers 5 miles of walking trails, a wheelchair and stroller accessible path, picnic areas, restrooms, and public nature programs. There is a fee upon entry, but you are welcome to walk in and enjoy the park during daylight hours, even when the gate is closed. Wolfe's Neck opened in 1972 when over 200 acres of ecosystems was given to the State by the Smith family of Freeport. This land includes hemlock forests, a salt marsh estuary and rocky shores of Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River. There are many different hikes here, but we opted for the Harraseeket Hike, a 1.8 mile loop that includes woods and shoreline.

From parking lot #1, follow the Casco Bay Trail until you reach the path leading to the water. Explore the rocky shore with its gorgeous views.

When you are ready to move on, head back up the stairs/path and take a left to follow the Harraseeket trail clockwise.

Carry on, enjoying the lush forest and water views. You will reach one or two more outlooks on this loop. Take it all in.

For directions to this park from Main Street in downtown Freeport, take Bow Street (across from L.L. Bean). Continue on Bow Street (which becomes Flying Point Road) for 2.3 miles. Turn right at Wolfe's Neck Road and follow it to the park entrance on the left in 1.4 miles. You will pass the main entrance to Wolfe's Neck Farm on your way. Stop by for a visit if you'd like to hang out with some animals. Or swing by Bessie's Farm Goods at 1 Grace Lane in Freeport for some deliciously home baked sweets, soups and snacks. Endless things to do here, happiness sandwiched between happiness.


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